The Best Funeral Potatoes

Here are the absolute best recipes for funeral potatoes out there.

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It is easy to cut the calories and fat in this recipe. Just reduce the butter by half, use heart healthy soup, low fat sour cream, and reduced fat shredded cheese. Any cheese of your liking will work just fine! You can also par boil (or use raw, but increase cooking time) russet potatoes, grate them with skins on and add a little more nutrition to the recipe.

My mom used to make this for us- so I loved it! I made a few minor adjustments…I used a mix of Monterrey Jack and Cheddar cheeses instead of longhorn as was recommended. I also used more like 3 cups of corn flakes and extra butter to make the topping (cause the crunchy top is the best part). I also used the frozen bagged hash browns with onions and peppers already in it since that is what I had on hand and it didn’t really affect the flavor. Will make over and over and over again!!!

came out perfect even though i suck at cooking.

I’ve made these twice and they always get eaten up with no leftovers! I have changed the recipe to reduce the calories slightly and make them a little less greasy. I only use 1/4 c. melted butter and 1 can cream of chicken soup. I made them in the crockpot on high for 4 hours and they were perfect! I also left off the cornflakes and butter and no one noticed any difference.

Yum! My friend also gave ma a pointer to add some cream cheese. makes it that much creamier and richer.

Let me solve the mystery for you – Funeral Potatoes are a mainstay of post-funeral luncheons for friends and relatives travelling in for a Mormon funeral. In Mormon culture, it isn’t a funeral unless there are funeral potatoes served afterwards. Mormons are all about casseroles and other satisfying comfort foods that can be made in very large batches to feed huge families and other crowds (i.e. green jello with strange things like carrots mixed in). I assure you that funeral potatoes are far more delicious! I’ve made and served funeral potatoes to my never-mormon friends and they always love it. It’s fattening, totally unhealthy, and worth every calorie.

Funeral Potatoes Recipe

6 Tablespoons butter, divided
¾ cup onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 (30 ounce) bag of frozen, shredded has brown potatoes, thawed -or- 12 small potatoes parboiled and shredded
1 (10.5 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
1 cup sour cream, or plain greek yogurt
¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground pepper
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded and firmly packed, divided
1½ cup crushed cornflake cereal or panko bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium sized skillet, add 2 Tablespoons butter and sauté until the onions are translucent. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant. Remove from heat and set aside.
In a large bowl, mix together the cooked onions, garlic, hash browns, condensed soup, sour cream, parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and 1½ cups cheddar cheese.
Spread into a 9×13 inch baking pan. Top with remaining ½ cup cheddar cheese.
Melt the remaining 4 Tablespoons of butter and mix with the crushed cornflake crumbs. Sprinkle evenly over the top of the casserole.
Bake for 50-60 minutes or until cooked throughout and bubbly.
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